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Blue Footed Booby

Sula nebouxii


The blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) is a marine bird in the family Sulidae, which includes ten species of long-winged seabirds. Blue-footed boobies belong to the genus Sula, which comprises six species of boobies. It is easily recognizable by its distinctive bright blue feet, which is a sexually selected trait. Males display their feet in an elaborate mating ritual by lifting their feet up and down while strutting before the female. The female is slightly larger than the male and can measure up to 90 cm (35 in) long with a wingspan of up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft)

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AlbertKang 8 years ago

Thanks, @CDFG.
This was taken during the live board dive trip, in the afternoon after our dives, the Boat took us along the coastal cliffs to look for birds including Penguin.

Excellent quality spotting? Where did you get it?

AlbertKang 8 years ago

Thanks, @triggsturner :)

triggsturner 8 years ago

Lovely image Albert.

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Parroquia Bella Vista, Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 30, 2015

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